Phoenix P-12 Community College students to perform Aladdin Jr

STUDENTS from Phoenix P-12 Community College will stage the much-loved musical Aladdin Jr this week.

The stage adaption of the Disney classic will include everyone’s favourite and not-so-favourite characters including Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar and the Genie.

More than 70 students from years eight to 11 will perform in the production, as well as pupils from the college’s Redan campus.

Aladdin Jr director Deanne Joosten said the musical had been on the school’s to-do list for quite a while.

“We were always interested in doing it and our thought was that it would suit this group of students,” she said.

“It’s a musical that they’re all very familiar with and all the students have seen the movie before, so it’s something that got them very excited.

“I think the story has some really strong characters and the students are having quite a lot of fun with them.”

It will be the second time the college has staged its  production at Her Majesty’s Theatre, having performed Seussical there last year.

“Last year we had a full singing musical but this one has a lot more dialogue, so it’s good to do something different,” Ms Joosten said.

“The students have really worked hard and we’re at the point where we’re ready to take it to the theatre and to the next level.”

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Phoenix P-12 Community College presents Aladdin Jr

WHEN: June 25 and 26

Princess Jasmine (Jasmin Robinson) and Aladdin (Lachlan Eades) with L-R behind The Sultan (Julia Akanoa), The Magic Carpet (Zoe James) and Jafar (Brendan Treeby).

Princess Jasmine (Jasmin Robinson) and Aladdin (Lachlan Eades) with L-R behind The Sultan (Julia Akanoa), The Magic Carpet (Zoe James) and Jafar (Brendan Treeby).

WHERE: Her Majesty’s Theatre

TICKETS: $5 to $30

BOOKINGS: hermaj.com

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